One of the reasons why I was so keen to try Pardus 2011 was the Gnome Network Manager port.
Previously, the only other distros which would recognize my Sony Ericsson MD300 USB modem were Ubuntu 10.10, Mint 10 and Zorin 4. Sure enough, I was able to see, configure and use my modem with Pardus
I only use this connection as a backup and have not required it since the install point above which was two weeks ago. Today I did need it but when I plug the modem in nothing is displayed and the Mobile Broadband tab in Network Management Settings is greyed out.
The modem is working fine in my other PC, hence the ability to make this post.